They Possess More Neurons In Their Cerebral Cortex
My opinion is simple and let the article speak for itself. I love animals and only use the line. “Cats are cool, but dogs rule.”
Which is smarter: a cat or a dog? This question has stumped experts throughout the ages and has been impossible to answer due to complex nature of intelligence of both the animals. Now, the researchers at Vanderbilt University have managed to come up with an answer by calculating the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex. And it turns out – dogs are smarter.
For the study, Sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences and an author of the study, developed a method to accurately measure the number of neurons in brains, specifically in the cerebral cortex – the folded and wrinkled little gray matter outside of the cerebrum associated with thinking, planning and complex behavioural characteristics. more